What do you guys think the best double din is out there? Definitely looking for the more audio quality aspects in my head unit. I'm a fan of eclipse for this reason but don't have too much experience with other makes.
Ive only run Alpine DD's in my personal rides, but working in a shop that carries Sony, Pio, Alpine, Kenwood, Clarion, and some cheap ****, i must say that the Kenwoods have really stepped up their game. Great features, quality, and system layout.
I only keep my alpine since it works so well with my H701. If i didnt have that i would run one of the new kenwood nav units
yes kenwood has the best gps of them all imo but lacks in the touchscreen side, also when starting up the unit takes for ever to load up, the eq and functions are ther but is a bit slow even through menus. keep in mind i had most of all the high end units, the alpine i believe has the best picture is just brilliant, but lacks in the eq section, gps is ok but not better than garmin of the kenwood, the touchscreen is spot on and quick even through menus. pioneer i think is my favorite although i wish it had the garmin, the gps is ok but again not better than the kenwood, the eq's on it are great the unit starts up just in time, bluetooth is right on, the touchscreen is pretty quick and going through menus is quick also.
I would do the Alpine with Imprint and manually tune it. Otherwise, I would be looking at a hefty price tag for just about any other double-din HU because of the separate processor needed to stay active with time alignment. Sorry, but after experiencing the age of digital processing, I find it hard to revert back to 80s technology.
I just got a Pioneer FH-P8000BT and the radio is very nice and has 3x6v pres. That being said, it's 100% useless with my iPhone. I'll be selling it soon and getting something that will work with my phone. Not sure why so many manufacturers have trouble with this.
1. Sometimes, when listening to the radio and you go to turn of your car, it will switch stations. You can hear it happen for a split second. Turn your car on and its not where it was before.
2. GPS. Tomtom has issues with GPS connectivity after awhile. Its a known issue and everyone rants about it on tomtom forums. Mine worked fine for 3 months I had it in till last week where it couldnt get a signal no matter what. I updated it and so far its been working okay.